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Hi All,

 

Just after some advice please, I vacated a property over the weekend, and met the landlord there yesterday for the final inspection, there were a few problems that I need some advice over.

 

On Saturday I mowed the Lawn in readiness to hand the property back, whilst doing so, a stone got flicked into a window by the mower. The lawn was knee high when we moved in, so I didn't really have to mow it, but was just doing so as I thought it was only the right thing to do. My question here is does the window get claimed for on the landlords insurance, or will my deposit have to cover it? I made the landlord aware and he saw the window yesterday when he came to inspect the property. The property is still secure as it is only the external pane of the double glazed unit that is damaged.

 

We cleaned the oven as best we could, however the landlord has said that he will have to get someone in to do it again as it was brand new when we moved in, this I am OK with.

 

Then there was an issue about the little flap on the central heating copntrols, this was broken ever since we moved in, in fact we even pointed this out to the lady doing the inventory, but she did not put this down as she said this was minor.

 

The only other issue he came up with was about the garage door handle, the external handle is missing, and I pointed this out to him when he came round to do one of the inspections, he has acknowledged that the door handle was faulty but insists it was there, I dont know what more I can say to him on this.

 

Other than this there were no other issues, I have always recieved all my deposit back at all properties I have lived at as I am very careful with how I leave the property, this is the first time I am unsure about my chances.

 

So to summarise,

 

1. Can the window be done under the building insurance? Or do I just need to accept that this was an accident, and I will have to pay?

2. How do I handle the clear difference in opinion over the flap, and garage door handle?

3. I asked yesterday whilst completing the inpsection if I should sign anything, he said no. what is my next step in getting my deposit back.

 

Many Thanks in advance for you help.

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